Types of claims

The owner or occupier of land or premises must take reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injuries to people coming onto their property.

Examples of accident compensation claims which have been successful include:

  • Falling on stairs due to poor lighting or maintenance
  • Collapsing balconies/verandahs
  • Slipping on liquid on the floor of a shopping centre
  • Poorly-maintained playground equipment/sporting fields
  • Injury at a gym due to malfunctioning equipment
  • Excessive force by hospitality staff resulting in injury
  • Malfunctioning elevator

Examples of venues where the injuries occurred include: residential properties (this includes tenanted or visited properties), commercial premises, shopping centres, cinemas, hotels, clubs, restaurants, car parks, recreational grounds and parks, public pools, showgrounds, exhibition centres and sporting premises.

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